Tools for Scrum and Agile Project Management
Redmine is a popular open source project management web application written using the Ruby on Rails framework. This software is more oriented towards a traditional approach for project management with Gantt charts and calendar than Agile, Scrum or Kanban. However, the Redmine architecture allows however creating plugins to add additional features. The development of a number of Agile, Scrum, Kanban and Lean plugins has therefore been started in these past years.
There are still many open source kanban tools available, contrary to open source projects for Scrum tools that have mostly ended being transformed in a limited offer that supports a main commercial product. The simplicity of the Kanban approach has allowed open source software developers to create and maintain Kanban tools based on various platforms.
Even if Agile approaches favor collocated teams, distributed Scrum teams with remote work are more common that what you might think. Many Agile software development teams are based on a virtual organization.
Nowadays, everyone seems to be familiar with the concept of project management as an indispensable instrument for any successful business; only cavemen, probably, remain in the dark. Many IT companies have already implemented such technologies into their workflows and been truly satisfied with the results. Since the market, pretty obviously, is oversupplied with offers, how to choose the right platform? This post is going to shed some light on the axiom why Redmine is the best solution for Agile software development teams.
Agile approaches like Scrum recommend a “just enough” attitude in software development and this is also the case when you discuss tools. Ideally, you would work with a small team that is collocated, but this is not always possible and you might be running your project virtually with a distributed Scrum team scattered around the world.
This article presents the retrospective & health radar tool, Trune. There are many Scrum retrospective tools out there, and the number is growing by the day. So why do companies like Intuit, IBM, Airbnb, Volvo, and Starbucks choose Trune as their retrospective tool for their Agile teams?
If the development of open source Scrum tools was in vogue some years ago, a lot of these projects have now been abandoned. Some are still active, but this is because their development is sponsored by a commercial hosted option. There is however an alternative to manage your Agile software development projects if you have a low budget… and a small team. Some providers of commercial Scrum tools provide a free version of their software, often with some limitations.